Thousands gather for LDS Church’s Ogden Temple Cultural Celebration

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OGDEN, Utah -- More than 7,500 people packed the Dee Events Center on the campus of Weber State University for the Ogden Temple Cultural Celebration on Saturday.

Many of those on stage were young performers. Numerous choreographed dances and musical performances comprised the program, which reflected on the traditions of the Ogden area.

The President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was on hand and greeted some of the children present.

A second performance is schedules for 7 p.m. Saturday.

The temple will be re-dedicated Sunday, following four years of extensive renovations. For more information about the events at the LDS Church's Ogden Temple, click here.

18 comments

  • Tithing people poor.

    LDS Fun Fact: A family that makes a combined $60,000 a year has to pay their membership fee of $6,000 a year! That is $500 a month and is the same as a cheaper apartment or a nice car payment. Some fancy country clubs charge less than that for memberships… LDS member are being SCAMMED! In an economy where people are struggling, the LDS leaders are robbing their followers blind… Non-profit, my a**

    • dave

      where does that money go? i dont have any good reason to believe that any of that money goes to anyone in the church… except for those who are members and work for one of the businesses that the church hires to do things… or also i have a friend who fell on hard times and they helped him get back up on his feet. i could be wrong but i think the prophet before this one lived in a apartment.

    • PaulW

      That’s if that family feels that their increase/income should be based on their gross wage/salary. Other families may choose to calculate their increase/income differently. It’s up to the individual/family.

  • dadrasmussen

    Trolls and bullies.
    I came from one of those “poor” families that paid tithing, fast offering and other “offerings” and have never regretted one dollar spent in an organization that stands up for doing what’s right. As for the leaders “robbing them blind” that’s an asinine lie. But, hey, if you can’t put your full name on here to who you really are why should anyone give you and ounce of credibility. (Curtis Rasmussen, Dallas, TX).

  • R Hunter

    All that I am and all that I have comes from my Heavenly Father. He only asks for 10% in return to help keep his important work progressing on this earth. The blessings in return for my faithfulness are numerous.

  • dennis

    Donating to the church 10%, isn’t to bad at all. How much or how many times do other religions pass the donation tray or basket? If you are going to hate, hate them all. Or just get over it.

  • Bob

    the Mormon Church is a “cult” because it is devoted to the works, theories, teachings, and person of its founder, Joseph Smith.
    Brigham Young (the second “prophet” of the Mormon church) said you can’t get to the highest heaven without Joseph Smith’s consent. “…no man or woman in this dispensation will ever enter into the celestial kingdom of God without the consent of Joseph Smith.” (Journal of Discourses, Vol. 7, p. 289).
    Again, as you can see, Mormonism is focused on a man (Joseph Smith) and his teachings and works…. not on Jesus

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